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EVENTS

LIVELIHOOD: TRAINING OF TRAINERS

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LAUNCHING OF VIDEO ANIMATIONS

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CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION

Street Children NGO Support Project has wrapped up its eight training module on 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧'𝐬 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐢𝐒𝐒 𝐍𝐆𝐎𝐬 & 𝐋𝐆𝐔 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬.

Among the topics discussed were the key concepts on child participation and developing activities for children.

 

The session was attended by 18 organizations in the Visayas and Mindanao regions with over 55 participants. 

 

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Street Children NGO Support Project has wrapped up its eight training module on 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧'𝐬 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐢𝐒𝐒 𝐍𝐆𝐎𝐬 & 𝐋𝐆𝐔 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬.

Among the topics discussed were the key concepts on child participation and developing activities for children.

 

The session was attended by 18 organizations in the Visayas and Mindanao regions with over 55 participants. 

 

For more updates, kindly like and follow this page Street Children NGO Support Project.

CHILD RIGHTS PROGRAMMING FOCUSING ON CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS

Street Children NGO Support Project has concluded its two-day 7th training module. Topics discussed on its second day were: 

  1. General Comments No. 21 (Who are the CiSS)

  2. Philippine National Multi-Sectoral Plan for CiSS

  3. Integration of Child Rights-Based Approach Into the Project Cycle

 

The session was attended by 16 NGOs & LGU Implementers in the Visayas and Mindanao.

 

October 26, 2021

 

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ILOILO NETWORK MEETING

Street Children NGO Support Project together with Iloilo City NGOs working with children in street situations (CiSS), Iloilo City LGU Implementer, and a representative from the DSWD RO6 has affirmed and validated the progress markers for the Iloilo City/ Region 6 network.


Also discussed was the formulated Theory of Change as a basis for network strengthening and updates on the projects and services for CiSS.

 

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October 20, 2021 

ILOILO NETWORK MEETING

Street Children NGO Support Project together with Iloilo City NGOs working with children in street situations (CiSS), Iloilo City LGU Implementer, and a representative from the DSWD RO6 has affirmed and validated the progress markers for the Iloilo City/ Region 6 network.


Also discussed was the formulated Theory of Change as a basis for network strengthening and updates on the projects and services for CiSS.

 

To get more updates about Street Children NGO Support, like and follow the page at @lbmfisnsp.

 

October 20, 2021 

UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILD: FOUR PRINCIPLES AND GENERAL MEASURES OF IMPLEMENTATION

Street Children NGO Support Project has commenced its seventh training module with topic 1 on 𝐔𝐍 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝: 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.


The session was attended by 17 organizations in the Visayas and Mindanao regions with over 80 participants. 

 

Join us once again on topic 2 on 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐬 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐒𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 on October 26, 2021!

BASIC TIPS IN RESEARCH INVOLVING CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS

Street Children NGO Support Project has commenced its sixth training module on Conducting Research for Children in Street Situations (CiSS) NGOs and LGU Implementers. The session 1 topic of the module is on the Basic Tips in Research Involving CiSS. 

 

It was participated by fifteen CiSS NGOs in the Visayas and Mindanao and two local government implementers. 

The session 2 topic will be on September 21, 2021.

DOCUMENTING GOOD PROGRAM PRACTICES FOR CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS, NGOs, and LGU IMPLEMENTERS

Street Children NGO Support Project has implemented its fifth module of the Leadership Development & Capacity Building online training topic on "Documenting Good Program Practices" last August 17 & 24, 2021. The two-day training was attended by Children in Street Situations NGOs and LGU Implementers in the Visayas and Mindanao. About 72 participants in Session 1 and 57 participants in Session 2 attended.

The training topics included:

  • Session 1: Writing of Narratives for Best Practices

  • Session 2: How to Take Photographs for Best Practices and Captioning them

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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CISS PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION

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MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT

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ESTIMATES OF CISS

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PROFILES OF CISS

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SNSP PHASE 2 M&E

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SNSP PHASE 2 PROJECT ORTIENTATION & PLANNING

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NATIONAL SITUATIONER OF CISS DURING THE PANDEMIC

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TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

The results of the Training Needs survey conducted among members of the network of Children In Street Situations in Visayas and Mindanao  were shared online by the Street Children NGO Support Project of Lifebank Microfinance Foundation.  About 42 members came to participate in the meeting.
Key highlights of the survey findings: 
1. Interest topics cutting across to all staff positions and according to years in the organization, are: promoting children's rights, leadership and management, and mental health. 
2. NGOs have preferred Webinars and video-based learning as the mode of learning with availability between 2.00-2.75 hrs/day and 3 days/week.

LBMF PARTNERS WITH SWS

PROJECT TECHINICAL WORKING GROUP

HEADLINE: SERIES OF FORUM HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF VARIOUS APPROACHES TO SOLVING 'STREET CHILDREN' ISSUES | SEPTEMBER 2018 - JULY 2019

Creation of the Project Technical Working Group Hotel del Rio, Iloilo City | September 5, 2018 

A series of roadshow presentations were held nationwide to show the results of the profiling of Children in Street Situations (CiSS) in the cities of Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro. 
 
The three fora held in August 2019 were attended by a total of 153 participants to include following: Council for the Welfare of Children’s Subcommittee for the Protection and Welfare of CiSS, Metro Manila-based non-profits working with CiSS and relevant agencies, and key stakeholders on CiSS in Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City. 

2nd Project Technical Working Group Meeting Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City, Iloilo |

January 16, 2019 

The PTWG convened next in January 2019, highlighting the need to conduct child-sensitive researches on street children. The event concluded with an action plan on how to conduct further studies on this vulnerable sector. 

3rd Project Technical Working Group Meeting Park Inn by Radisson, SM City Iloilo Complex | July 10, 2019 

Meanwhile, further discussions went on up until July 2019. The third meeting highlighted the importance of understanding children through their perspectives when formulating researches and programs for them. 
 
The PTWG recognized that CiSS differ in characteristics and risks experienced, and it is the duty of the stakeholders and community to realize it and address the said concerns. 

NEW-SUB COMMITTEE TO PROTECT STREET CHILDREN CONDUCTS STRATEGIC PLANNING

LBMF PARTNERS WITH SWS

HEADLINE: LIFEBANK FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH SWS

TO UNCOVER TRUTH ON CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS | SEPTEMBER 2019

Engagements with Social Weather Stations On “ Estimation National and City-Level Headcounts of and Situation of Children in Street Situations (CiSS) in the Cities of Iloilo and

 

Cagayan de Oro.

 

In 2019, LifeBank Foundation partnered in 2019 with survey powerhouse Social Weather Stations for the Street Children NGO Support Project. 

 

The deal was made to gather data on the “National and City-Level Headcounts of and Situation of Children in Street Situations (CiSS) in the Cities of Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro.” 

 

Participants huddled in a series of focus group discussions about ways to profile and estimate the number of CiSS in selected two highly urbanized cities, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro. The groups deliberated the operational key terms, survey instruments, fieldwork strategies, and methodologies. All these towards making street children count.

End of Fieldwork Assessment of the Survey Methodology on the Profiling of Children in Street Situations in CDO 1A Express Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City | July 1, 2019 

Mid-Fieldwork Assessment of the Survey Methodology on the Profiling of Children in Street Situations in Iloilo Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City | June 25, 2019  

Mid-Fieldwork Assessment of the Survey Methodology on the Profiling of Children in Street Situations in CDO 1A Express Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City | June 20, 2019 

Focus Group Discussion with Cagayan de Oro Street Children NGOs and Stakeholders on Profiling Children in Street Situations 1A Express Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City | May 8, 2019 

Focus Group Discussion with Iloilo Street Children NGOs and Stakeholders on the Profiling of Children in Street Situations Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City | April 11, 2019 

Organizational Meeting of SWS and LifeBank Foundation Group Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City | April 1-3, 2019 

Pilot Discussion in NCR on the Methodology of the Research CWC Office, Quezon City | March 6, 2019 

Chairman of the Board and President of LBF meets with Social Weather Stations Social Weather Stations, Quezon City |

September 20, 2018 

Exploratory Meeting with SWS: Accessing Data on CiSS Social Weather Stations, Quezon City | September 20, 2018 

HEADLINE: LIFEBANK FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH SWS

TO UNCOVER TRUTH ON CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS | AUGUST 2019

A series of roadshow presentations were held nationwide to show the results of the profiling of Children in Street Situations (CiSS) of Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro. 

 

The three fora held in August 2019 were attended by a total of 153 participants to include following: Council dor the Welfare of Children’s Subcommittee for the Protection and Welfare of CiSS, Metro Manila-based non-profits working with CiSS and relevant agencies, and key stakeholders on CiSS in Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City.

Social Weather Stations, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City | August 13, 2019 

A Express Hotel, Claro M. Recto, Cagayan de Oro City | August 29, 2019 

J7 Hotel, Iloilo City | August 27, 2019 

HEADLINE: NEW SUB-COMMITTEE TO PROTECT 'STREET CHILDREN' CONDUCTS STRATEGIC PLANNING | MARCH 2019

Hive Hotel and Convention Place, Quezon City |

March 26-28, 2019 

The newly created Sub-Committee on the Protection and Welfare of Children in Street Situations (CiSS) held a national strategic planning workshop from March 26 to 28, 2019 in Quezon City.  With participants from all over the country, the workshop aimed to outline the goals and targets of the government and civil society for CiSS. The final plan is intended to be presented to the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) for adoption and implementation from 2019 to 2022.  The Street Children NGO Support Project of the Lifebank Foundation, with its partners from Visayas (Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation- Integrated Development Center, Inc.) and Mindanao (Tambayan Center For Children’s Rights, Inc.) joined the national planning session. 

LBMFI ENGAGEMENTS WITH SWS

PILOT DEVELOPMENT OF CASE STUDIES WITH CPU

HEADLINE: NGO NETWORK PARTNERS WITH CPU TO STUDY 'STREET CHILDREN' | NOVEMBER 2018 - JANUARY 2019

With recognition from its network that there is only limited study and current data on children in street situations (CiSS), the Street Children NGO Support Project has partnered with the Central Philippine University. 
 
The collaboration aims to address the gap in research through the actual conduct of on-ground interviews and surveys in Visayas and Mindanao. The pilot case studies were done in select communities in Panay: Estancia, Iloilo City, and Roxas City. 
 
The research was designed to understand the situation of CiSS and their families. Findings from it would be used as benchmark to develop programs, projects, and activities that aim to address the problems concerning CiSS. 

Formation and Conceptualization of Child-Sensitive Case Study on Street Children Central Philippine University, Iloilo City | October 11, 2018 

Training on How to Conduct a Child-Sensitive Case Interview and Use of Instruments Central Philippine University, Iloilo City |

October 29, 2018 

Field Deployment and Conduct of the Case Study November 26 to December 15, 2018 

Unraveling the Field Research Experience on Street Children Henry Luce Library, Central Philippine University | January 16, 2019 

VISAYAS AND MINDANAO REGION-WIDE GATHERINGS

HEADLINE: NGOS KICKS OF PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATION | SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2018

Various nonprofit groups and other stakeholders from Visayas and Mindanao met on separate occasions to jumpstart a collaboration on how to further identify the identities and assistance needed by Filipino children in street situations.  
 
The gatherings served as an opportunity for the groups with the same causes to align on its purpose and set activities of the project. 
 
Among the objectives established by the group were the following: plan on how NGOs can collaborate through the creation of a network; scope the content of the website as an electronic platform of coordination of the proposed network; and determine the research requirements to

Visayas Gathering of Street Children NGOs and Stakeholders Life Academy, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo |

September 27-28, 2018 

For the Visayas leg, a total of 37 attendees joined the gathering, participated in by five government agencies and 13 NGOs. 

 

The guests and speakers of the event were Linda Luz Guerrero of Social Weather Station, Ramil Anton Villafranca of Council for the Welfare of Children, and James Joseph Opider of Department of Social Welfare and Development – National. 

 

Also present were representatives from Region VI (Western Visayas), Region VII (Central Visayas), and Region VIII (Eastern Visayas).

Mindanao Gathering of Street Children NGOs and Stakeholders Jade Dragon Suites, Davao City | October 25-26, 2018 

The PTWG convened next in January 2019, highlighting the need to conduct child-sensitive research on street children. The event concluded with an action plan on how to conduct further studies on this vulnerable sector. 

 

For the Mindanao leg of the network meeting, 46 participants joined, including representatives from eight relevant government agencies and 12 NGOs. 

 

Also in attendance were Marian Opeña and Teresita Adle-Chua (sitting in as members of the Project Technical Working Group), Ma. Victoria Diaz of Commission on Human Rights, Linda Luz Guerrero of Social Weather Station, and James Joseph Opider of DSWD – National. 

 

Meanwhile, Regions IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), X (Northern Mindanao), XI (Davao Region), and XII (SOCCSKSARGEN) were among the representatives in the gathering.

REGIONAL VISITS AND SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA)

HEADLINE: STREET CHILDREN NGO NETWORK SEALS PARTNERSHIPS THRU MOA | SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2018

The Street Children NGO Support Project affirmed the commitment among its network members through a memorandum of agreement signed on separate occasions.

During Visayas and Mindanao gatherings in September and October 2018, the partner NGOs confirmed the necessity to forge partnership and collaboration among themselves, as well as other stakeholders to pursue the same principles and advocacy.

To formalize the partnership, the Street Children NGO Support Project has formulated a Memorandum of Agreement highlighting the roles and responsibilities and the sharing protocol of research materials and knowledge products on street children.

To further discuss the salient points of the MOA and set plans for the group, the project has planned a series of regional visits in Region 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.

Field visits were also done to deepen the understanding of the staff about the activities of partners and get insights into the street children in their respective areas.

Ati Tribes Mission, Inc. (Region 6) LBF SNSP Office, Tagbak, Jaro, Iloilo City | April 16, 2019

Cebu City Task Force on Street Children, JPIC-IDC Inc., Adventures: Village of Hope, Salvatorian Pastoral Care for Children, and SOS Children Village Cebu (Region 7) Pari-An Drop-In Center, Sikatuna St., Cebu City | March 1, 2019 

Bata ng Calabnugan, Inc., Dumaguete Child Foster Care Project, Inc., and Little Children of the Philippine Foundation 

Streetlight Philippines and Leyte-Samar Center for Change Foundation (Region 8) Tres Martirez St., Tacloban City | February 29, 2019 

Katilingban sa Kalambuan Organization, Holy Trinity Open House Foundation, and Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc.- Pagadian City Chapter (Region 9) Akay Kalinga Center, Valera St., Zamboanga City | March 19, 2019 

Dire Husi Initiatives, Gugma sa Kabataan, Inc., and Philippine Island Kids International Foundation (Region 10) Hughes Bachelor Pads, Cagayan de Oro City |

March 12, 2019 

Association of Psychologists and Helping Practitioners, Tambayan Center for Children’s Rights, Gloria Christi Regis Center for Street & Abandoned Children Inc., Love the Children Foundation Inc., and MARIPHIL Children’s Village (Region 11) Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City | March 14, 2019